LeBron James is looking to open a public school in his hometown of Akron, Ohio for at-risk children. The LeBron James Family Foundation has partnered with Akron Public Schools to charter the "I Promise School," all aimed for students who might be left behind.
His school is set to open for third and fourth graders in the fall of 2018 and will later expand to grades 1-8 in 2022.
"This school is so important to me because our vision is to create a place for the kids in Akron who need it most - those that could fall through the cracks if we don't do something," said James.
All in all, James' programs have helped more than 1,100 kids over the past six years and THOSE experiences have helped James prepare for his biggest challenge yet.
"We've learned over the years what works and what motivates them, and now we can brign all of that together in one place along with the right resources and experts," he said. "If we get them early enough, we can hopefully keep them on the right track to a bigger and brighter future for themselves and their families."